Kick-in burglars target homes in Pearland

PEARLAND, Texas - Police are searching for two burglars who have targeted about a half-dozen homes.

Pearland police said two of the crimes happened Tuesday morning.

The homeowner's 22-year-old son was woken up by a knock at the door about 8 a.m. Police said the man didn't open the door, so two men let themselves in by kicking in the door.

The man said he pretended to have a gun and yelled down to the burglars.

"I'm just like, 'Who is it? Who is it? I'm going to call the police,'" said the man, who didn't want to be identified. "One of them, under his breath, said, 'Let's get out of here.'"

The men left a broken door behind, but they didn't take anything.

Police said the same men hit another home on the other side of the city about an hour later.

Since Jan. 4, the same men have targeted seven homes, always using the same method, investigators said.

"These defendants park in the driveway, knock on the door," Lt. Onesimo Lopez said. "If nobody answers, then they go in the back door, kick the door in and make entry. Things they are stealing are TVs, computers, small electronics … anything they can convert to quick cash."

Police said they don't have a good description of the men. Their getaway vehicle may be a dark-colored Toyota Tacoma.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call Pearland Police at 281-997-4100.

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